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Project Engineer

23 March 2022

The Post

MG ALBA seek to recruit a project engineer. The postholder will be a motivated self-starter able to work without supervision and have excellent time management skills to deliver on a range of broadcast infrastructure projects. The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of both traditional and IP based broadcast infrastructure, studio and outside broadcast, video and audio post-production, intercom and satellite / IP live links. This role requires a flexible approach to working hours to meet project requirements, some weekend and night-time working will be required
The key areas of the role are outlined in the job application pack.
You will also mentor operations technicians and apprentices to develop their skills and support all aspects of MG ALBA’s creative output to achieve the highest standard.
The role is based at MG ALBA’s Stornoway headquarters but some travel will be required to our other locations and to meet with service providers and equipment suppliers.

Who are we?

MG ALBA, Scotland’s Gaelic Media Service, operates the Gaelic television channel BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC. Our Operational Plan for 2021/22 provides important information about our aims and outcomes for this year.

Where are we?

We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow, the post is based in Stornoway.

Other interesting information about working for MG ALBA

• Nominated as one of the best places to work in broadcasting in the UK for 6 consecutive years
• Investors in People (Platinum) & Investors in Young People (Gold)
• We offer 25 days annual leave + 12 days public holidays
• We pay 10% to a pension scheme for you, and add 5% if you match it
• To encourage healthy lifestyles we offer gym membership
• We have family-friendly & flexible working practices and offer a cycle to work scheme

Interested? Next Steps

Please refer to the Job Application Pack.

To apply, please submit a covering letter and your CV detailing your skills, knowledge and capabilities, paying particular attention to the Person Specification. We welcome hearing about your competency and experiences from both employed and voluntary roles.

Formal applications should be submitted by 5pm Thursday 31 March 2022 to Claire Macleod, HR Advisor at To apply, please submit your current CV and let us know by letter what motivates and interests you about the role and working for MG ALBA.
Informal enquiries can be made to Claire Macleod at Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a confidential chat about the opportunity.
We will send confirmation of receipt of your application by Friday 1 April 2022.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 6 April 2022 at our offices on Seaforth Road.